There is this one little thing about your first-place
Could they be a team whose first-place status has been built upon a favorable early schedule?
They looked plenty beatable Monday in losing 7-0 to the
Aided by a four-RBI night from battery mate
Not up to the Lee challenge was Dodgers’ left-hander
Worse, he did not eat up innings to give a worn down bullpen a break. Maholm (0-2) lasted just five innings, and needed 107 pitches to manage that. He allowed the five runs (four earned) on eight hits and three walks; he struck out two.
The Dodgers’ only threat against Lee and the 9-10 Phillies came in the first when
But Puig rounded third like he thought the ball would get through and second baseman
Lee, who entered the game with a career 0.83 WHIP against the Dodgers – best in major-league history – then went to work. He did not allow another hit after Kemp’s leadoff single in the second until
In his eight innings, Lee (3-2) struck out 10 and did not walk a batter.
Ruiz, who started the night without an RBI, had a two-run double in the first and a two-run homer against Jose Dominguez, just called up before the game, in the ninth.